Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Imbalances in gastrointestinal function can lead to both local and systemic health issues, with the gut microbiome playing a vital role in supporting overall health. Our Comprehensive Stool Analysis profile helps identify the underlying causes of acute and chronic symptoms, enabling providers to create personalized treatment plans. 

The Comprehensive Stool Analysis measures key markers of digestion, absorption, and intestinal function, including a comprehensive bacteriology and yeast culture to detect beneficial, imbalanced, and dysbiotic flora.

We use gold standard methods, such as PCR, to identify infectious pathogens and parasites, and perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing on cultured bacterial and fungal species to recommend prescriptive and natural agents.

The Comprehensive Stool Analysis is indicated for all chronic GI problems, for acute bowel pattern changes, and for many systemic diseases.

  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune disorder
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea, Constipation, Abdominal Distension
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • IBD
  • IBS
  • Immune System Imbalances
  • Inflammation
  • Joint Pain
  • Leaky Gut
  • Malnutrition
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Weight Concerns

Why Conduct a Comprehensive Stool Analysis?

Our Comprehensive Stool Analysis test measures:
  • Digestion and absorption of nutrients (Pancreatic Elastase, Muscle Fibers, and Vegetable Fibers)
  • Elimination efficiency of undigested food residues and toxins
  • Assessment of the gut microbiome, measuring levels of healthy bacterial flora versus potentially pathogenic bacteria species, yeast, and parasites
  • Culture and sensitivities of pathogenic yeast and bacteria
  • Infectious pathogens (EIA evaluation for Campylobacter, Enterohemorrhagic E. coli cytotoxin, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium)
  • Indices and markers of intestinal immune function (Secretory IgA)
  • Indices and markers of inflammation (Calprotectin, Lactoferrin, and Lysozyme)
  • Indices and markers of intestinal physiology and of intestinal health (Presence of RBC, WBC, Mucus, Occult Blood, Fecal pH, and Short Chain Fatty Acids)
Efficient remediation of GI dysfunctions involves a comprehensive approach that includes elimination of pathogens and irritants, supplementation of hydrochloric acid, pancreatic enzymes, and pre- and probiotics, and repair of the mucosal barrier.